Young Thug is the latest rapper to claim he is the “new Pac.”
On Tupac Shakur’s birthday (June 16), Thugger released his latest album, Beautiful Thugger Girls. And according to Jeffery, that wasn’t a coincidence.
“I dropped E.B.B.T.G on 2PAC’S bday because I’m the #newPAC,” he tweeted. “I feel like I am the thug he didn’t get to become #SoImGoinFinishWhatHeStarted.”
— Young Thug ひ (@youngthug) June 18, 2017
Jeffery isn’t the only rapper to compare himself to the late Rock & Roll Hall of Famer. This year, Troy Ave released his Nupac LP, which was based on how he feels like the “new Pac.” Boosie Badazz also claimed that his next album would be called BooPac because he feels like his “generation’s Tupac.”
The comparisons have been wide-ranging over the years. For instance, Lil Wayne proclaimed himself the “New Pac” back in 2013, as well. Meanwhile, Lil Durk, who’s compared himself to Tupac in the past, also recently claimed that Future is the “modern day Tupac.”
Tupac Shakur died 21 years ago in an unsolved crime. He would have turned 46 on Friday (June 16), when All Eyez On Me hit theaters.